‘Debris Drop’ for Lafayette Residents this Saturday, March 16
A spring fling cleanup is coming to a park near you! “Debris Drop” is sponsored by Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Republic Services. The waste drop-off project provides LCG constituents with a disposal outlet for items which Republic Services does not collect curbside.
Debris Drop, scheduled Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8 a.m. until noon, is an opportunity for residents in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated Lafayette Parish to bring miscellaneous waste for proper disposal. Brown Park off of E. Pont des Mouton Rd. and the Robicheaux Center on Eraste Landry Rd. will serve as drop-off sites.
“LCG wants to help citizens properly dispose of some items that you may not always get picked up curbside or that can’t fit into your cart,” stated LCG Environmental Quality Manager Bess Foret. “It’s a great time to do some spring cleaning, and with the help of Republic Services, we are offering an option to dispose of old trash and junk.
Waste accepted at the event includes old tires, old wood and metal, furniture, appliances, carpet and padding, and other construction debris. There is a limit of five tires per person. Smaller waste such as old clothes, shoes, and other items should be contained in a bag or box. Larger items such as old bicycles, barbeque pits, and steel mounting poles for basketball backboards will also be accepted. Debris Drop participants should be prepared to help unload items for disposal.
Items that will not be accepted include automotive batteries, chemicals, compressed gas cylinders, and any power equipment with a gasoline engine.These excluded items cannot be deposited in a waste container destined for a garbage landfill. Information sheets will be distributed to attendees at each site with instructions on how to dispose of excluded items, as well as how to have furniture, large appliances and other large household items collected at their homes.
Only waste items from households within LCG’s jurisdiction will be accepted. Attendees’ driver’s licenses will be checked at each site. Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
A complete list of items to be accepted can be viewed online at http://lafayettela.gov/Presidents/Pages/Neighborhood_Cleanup.aspx, or residents may call 291-8529.